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Re: Robert's rules (Re: [ga] Blockage/delay of postings)

On Sun, Jan 09, 2000 at 11:34:29AM -0800, Ellen Rony wrote:
> Ken Stubbs wrote:
> >someone is being a bit presumptive here to assume that they would have the
> >right to impose what is essentially an "american parlimentary rules process"
> >on the rest of the world.
> As a former Parks and Open Space Commissioner, I have used Roberts Rules of
> Order and seen how effective they are in a public forum.  However, IMHO,
> those rules do not graft well onto electronic medium, and we may find

> ourselves bogged down here in pseudo parliamentary minutia, where the cure
> is as bad, if not worse, than the cold.

I'm unaware of any efforts other than my own to use RROR in an electronic
medium.  Perhaps you missed my Friday messages in which I provided URLs
that point to a document that adapts them to electronic bodies.

If you have evidence from attempts to implement RROR in an electronic 
body, I'm sure they would inform this debate.  Otherwise, that's just
a value judgment.

Mark C. Langston
Systems Admin
San Jose, CA